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dc.contributor.authorBurke, Linda Barney
dc.contributor.authorFilardo Llamas, Laura 
dc.contributor.authorGastle, Brian
dc.contributor.authorGutiérrez Rodríguez, Marta María 
dc.contributor.authorSáez Hidalgo, Ana 
dc.contributor.editorEdiciones Universidad de Valladolid
dc.date.accessioned2016-06-21T18:11:19Z
dc.date.available2016-06-21T18:11:19Z
dc.date.issued2012
dc.identifier.citationES: Revista de filología inglesa, 2012, N.33, pags.117-135
dc.identifier.issn0210-9689
dc.identifier.urihttp://uvadoc.uva.es/handle/10324/17241
dc.description.abstractAlthough John Gower (ca. 1330-1408) and Christine de Pizan (l364/5-ca. 1429) may not have known each other's work, comparative study helps to elucidate the literary court culture to which they both belonged. One important commonality is their self-definition as the "voice of one crying in the wilderness," or one who speaks moral truth to power, a phrase derived from the biblical prophets John the Baptist and Elijah. Gower wrote from this tradition in his Latin Vox Clamantis, including the Cronica Tripartita. He echoed the social justice themes of these prophets, especially their defense of the poor, but also their religious fanaticism, bellicosity, and support of violent regime change. Knowing that the role of prophet was biblically permitted to women, Christine created a feminized variation on the topos for her Lamentacion sur les maux de la France, a missive addressed to several royal figures in the hope of preventing civil war.
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dc.rights.urihttp://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/
dc.sourceES: Revista de filología inglesa
dc.subjectFilología Inglesa
dc.titleJohn Gower, Christine de Pizan, and the tradition of Elijah the prophet: "the voice of one crying"
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dc.identifier.publicationfirstpage117
dc.identifier.publicationissue33
dc.identifier.publicationlastpage135
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